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Upcoming releases: What's in store for May 2019

Upcoming releases: What's in store for May 2019

With two eagerly anticipated debut albums, some epic returns plus a long-awaited comeback, May is already shaping up to be another incredible month for good music whether your an indie lover or a die-hard metalhead....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th April 2019

HYYTS talk about their Max Martin and gold teeth ambitions [Exclusive]

HYYTS talk about their Max Martin and gold teeth ambitions [Exclusive]

It's easy to feel daunted by the music business when you're just starting out, but Glasgow pop duo HYYTS are a breath of fresh air with their positive outlook on their blossoming career. They recently...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th April 2019

April Favourites: Lizzo, The Cranberries and more artists we had on repeat this month

April Favourites: Lizzo, The Cranberries and more artists we had on repeat this month

It's been quite a ride for us music-wise this month, with a glorious blend of dance, R&B, indie-pop and folk-rock releases plus a surprise compilation that has done nothing to dampen our excitement. Here are...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th April 2019

Album of the Week: OutKast put Southern rap on the map with Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

Album of the Week: OutKast put Southern rap on the map with Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

Yet another 25-year celebration comes in the form of OutKast's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik; the debut album from this Georgia hip hop duo which became the first record of the genre to be released on LaFace Records. It's...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th April 2019

Empowering feminist anthems that will never get old [Playlist]

Empowering feminist anthems that will never get old [Playlist]

We've been listening to Beyonce's legendary Lemonade album non-stop since it popped up on Spotify this week. A fierce record of empowering feminist anthems, we just can't get enough of it. It's got us in...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th April 2019

Album of the Week: Nas' game-changing debut album Illmatic turns 25

Album of the Week: Nas' game-changing debut album Illmatic turns 25

Today marks the 25th anniversary of East Coast rapper Nas' iconic debut album Illmatic, released on this day through Columbia Records. As one of the most influential albums of all time, it changed the face...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th April 2019

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Seven festival gadgets you never knew you needed

Seven festival gadgets you never knew you needed

Festival season kicks off officially this weekend with Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, and those lucky enough to attend and catch the likes of Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th April 2019

Album of the Week: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hole's feminist album Live Through This

Album of the Week: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hole's feminist album Live Through This

The unforgettable second studio album of Courtney Love's epic riot grrrl band Hole was released 25 years ago today through DGC Records. Live Through This was their best-selling album by far, with more than two...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th April 2019

Album of the Week: Sade's Stronger Than Pride needs more recognition

Album of the Week: Sade's Stronger Than Pride needs more recognition

This week we acknowledge 31 years since the release of Grammy-winning soul band Sade's hugely underrated third studio album Stronger Than Pride on Epic Records. While it wasn't as well received as their first two...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th April 2019

Hana Piranha talk Trent Reznor, Shakespeare and dealing with self-doubt [Exclusive]

Hana Piranha talk Trent Reznor, Shakespeare and dealing with self-doubt [Exclusive]

It's hard to describe this British alternative band as anything other than goth-rock. Their sound is as dark as it is hard, and we're loving every minute of it. They dropped their new album Waiting...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd April 2019

Upcoming Releases: What we're looking forward to in April 2019

Upcoming Releases: What we're looking forward to in April 2019

Another exceptional month is coming up where we'll be welcoming back veterans, saying farewell to a beloved group and enjoying the debut albums of our some of our favourite artists' latest musical projects. Here are...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 31st March 2019

March Favourites: Billie Eilish and more female artists we adored this month

March Favourites: Billie Eilish and more female artists we adored this month

This month has been awash with incredible female artists including three stand-out debut albums. It's safe to say that girl power is at an all-time high right now, and here are just seven of our...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th March 2019

Album of the Week: How Suede kicked off the Britpop era

Album of the Week: How Suede kicked off the Britpop era

One of the greatest British bands of the 90s, Suede unveiled their debut album 26 years ago today on Nude Records - and it's still one of the most iconic albums that the country has...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th March 2019

Why music-lovers should be worried about the government's plans to raise beer tax

Why music-lovers should be worried about the government's plans to raise beer tax

In case you needed another reason to be disappointed in the UK government amid the mess that Brexit has caused, it seems that they are set on raising beer duty yet again. In other words,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th March 2019

Night House talks new album Everyone Is Watching From Afar and the importance of collaboration [Exclusive]

Night House talks new album Everyone Is Watching From Afar and the importance of collaboration [Exclusive]

Brighton's Night House - aka Nick Williams - released latest single Unfold earlier this month, taken from his debut album Everyone Is Watching From Afar. He worked with producer Dan Brown (whose credits include Massive...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th March 2019

Album of the Week: When Iron Maiden personified The Number of the Beast

Album of the Week: When Iron Maiden personified The Number of the Beast

A bit of heavy metal to round off your Friday as we acknowledge 37 years since the release of arguably Iron Maiden's most iconic album: The Number of the Beast, released through EMI and Harvest...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd March 2019

Seven non-headliners you'll be mad to miss at Lollapalooza 2019

Seven non-headliners you'll be mad to miss at Lollapalooza 2019

With the announcement of the Lollapalooza 2019 line-up, many are excited to see the likes of Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes topping the bill at the Chicago festival this year....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st March 2019

Album of the Week: The 20th anniversary of Blur's experimental album 13

Album of the Week: The 20th anniversary of Blur's experimental album 13

It's been 20 years since Britpop extraordinaires Blur unveiled their Mercury Prize nominated sixth album 13; a record which was very different sonically and thematically from their previous work, but nonetheless became their fourth consecutive...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th March 2019

Album of the Week: Celebrating 25 years of Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral

Album of the Week: Celebrating 25 years of Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral

This week we are looking at the 25th anniversary of Nine Inch Nails' legendary second album. The Downward Spiral was noted by critics for its strong departure from their debut when it was released on...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th March 2019

10 greatest Prodigy songs of all time

10 greatest Prodigy songs of all time

In memory of the late Keith Flint, who took his own life yesterday (March 4th 2019) at the age of just 49, we've been listening to The Prodigy on repeat - and we're not tiring...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th March 2019

Keith Flint in pictures: Remembering the one and only twisted Firestarter

Keith Flint in pictures: Remembering the one and only twisted Firestarter

It was with an enormous amount of shock that we discovered today that we had lost another music legend to suicide. Keith Flint of The Prodigy was found dead at his home in Essex this...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th March 2019

Upcoming releases: What we're looking out for in March 2019

Upcoming releases: What we're looking out for in March 2019

For the first of our monthly previews, it looks like we're in for another stellar month for music as we go into the start of Spring. We'll see a number of eagerly anticipated debut albums,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th February 2019

February Favourites: This month brought us Ariana Grande, Ladytron, Sleaford Mods and more

February Favourites: This month brought us Ariana Grande, Ladytron, Sleaford Mods and more

It's been an excellent month for music, which is just what we needed to start our end-of-the-month series of album favourites. We'll be exploring the best albums of every month, with no genre left unturned....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th February 2019

We need to talk about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga at the Oscars

We need to talk about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga at the Oscars

The internet is going wild over Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's performance at the 91st Academy Awards. They sang Shallow from their 8-times nominated movie A Star Is Born and it was an incredible duet...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th February 2019

Album of the Week: Pablo Honey and the birth of Radiohead

Album of the Week: Pablo Honey and the birth of Radiohead

It's difficult to believe that it's been 26 years since Radiohead dropped their debut studio album, but Pablo Honey was the start of something great - even if it made people sceptical at first.Produced by...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd February 2019

Seven most spectacular moments from the 2019 BRIT Awards

Seven most spectacular moments from the 2019 BRIT Awards

The BRITS are over for another year and what a memorable show it was. Some well-deserved winners, performances of epic proportions and some hilarious moments made the 2019 BRIT Awards one of the best events...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st February 2019

Keelie Walker unveils video for new song This Is What It's Like [Exclusive Premiere]

Keelie Walker unveils video for new song This Is What It's Like [Exclusive Premiere]

Most people's dreams are still well out of reach when they reach 15-years-old, but for Keelie Walker, hers are already starting to become a reality. Last year she supported Jason Derulo on the UK leg...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st February 2019

Rae Stewart drops new video for Making Love [Exclusive Premiere]

Rae Stewart drops new video for Making Love [Exclusive Premiere]

Today's premiere on ContactMusic is from this vibrant urban artist from Manchester. Rae Stewart has just dropped her video for Making Love; a track produced by Birmingham sound-man Triple B (of 2000&Triple ENT); and we're...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th February 2019

Album of the Week: The 20th anniversary of The Creatures' Anima Animus

Album of the Week: The 20th anniversary of The Creatures' Anima Animus

Siouxsie Sioux might be well known as an 80s goth icon thanks to her work with Siouxsie and the Banshees, but few remember the work she did afterwards with her side-project The Creatures. Anima Animus...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th February 2019

Ultimate bedroom anthems for Valentine's Day [Playlist]

Ultimate bedroom anthems for Valentine's Day [Playlist]

Happy Valentine's Day! Lots of couples will celebrating this cheesy AF but lovely day, and will most likely celebrate well into the night too. To help you get your evening off to a good start,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th February 2019

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Upcoming Releases: What's coming out in April 2020?

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